Aaron Judge is on an absolute tear this season.
Even through the New York Yankees‘ recent struggles, Judge has remained red-hot and is only strengthening his case to be the winner of the American League MVP.
Judge is hitting .310 with 57 home runs and 123 RBI.
Last night at Fenway Park, he continued to strengthen his case for the MVP, hitting two home runs against the Boston Red Sox.
Not only did he strengthen his case for the MVP, but also potentially the Triple Crown.
Judge is already leading the AL in home runs and RBI, but isn’t too far back of Luis Arraez, who leads the American League with a .319 batting average.
We need to start putting Aaron Judge on Triple Crown watch:
Arraez, MIN .319
Bogaerts, BOS .319
Judge, NYY .310
Abreu, CWS .310
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 14, 2022
Judge Strengthens Case For Triple Crown
If Judge were to win the Triple Crown, he’d be the first player to do so since Miguel Cabrera in 2012, which of course is barring Paul Goldschmidt winning it in the National League.
Also, if he were to win it, it would be ludicrous if he didn’t also get the MVP.
But as Bryan Hoch said in his tweet, it’s officially time to put Judge on Triple Crown watch.
His season has been unmatched to this point.
The tremendous power he possesses and his ability to come through in the clutch certainly have helped him.
But Judge is a fun player to watch and there’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a Yankees fan.
He’s right in the thick of the race for the Triple Crown and has a very good chance at actually taking it home.
He’s got a few guys to pass in terms of batting average, but with the way he’s hitting, that may not take very long.NEXT: Dick Vitale Makes The Case For Aaron Judge As MVP